Despite my busy schedule I am still intent to cut some costs and maintain my goal of 100% natural skincare. This imminent lack of free time led me to discover some single ingredient beauty solutions. No recipe, no mixing, and no measuring required.
Olive oil is the perfect replacement for shaving cream. Very little is required to create a smooth layer between your delicate skin and your razor. It is also a great moisturizer so you can replace your body lotion with it as well! Be very careful not to cut yourself as olive oil burns like crazy on an open wound. Also be sure to watch for slippery spots in your shower caused by the oil. Another great tip is to leave you razor resting in a small bowl of olive oil...it will prevent rusting.
|Olive oil. Photo credit: howstuffworks.com|
Almond oil has taken the place of my eye make-up remover and moisturizer. The naturally occurring vitamin e is great for the delicate eye area. Apply the almond oil to a cotton ball and let it rest on your eye for a few seconds before wiping away your mascara and eye make-up.
|Almonds contain vitamin e.|
Cornstarch soaks up oil and eliminates the need for chemical filled dry shampoos. I've read that you can mix it with pure cocoa powder for darker hair, but I eliminate the residue by applying the cornstarch at night. By the time you wake up both the grease and the white powder will be undetectable. Just remember a little bit goes a long way.
|Cornstarch is the perfect hair degreaser. Photo credit: Artizone|